Reuse and Recycle: An Interview with Natalie Walters


Author Natalie Walters returns to the show today to talk about how she finds ways to use some of the material that ends up being cut from a book, or reuse characters she created that never ended up in a published book. Natalie's new book, Lights Out, is a romantic suspense novel about a CIA analyst who brings together intelligence officers from around the world to combat global terrorism — and one of them goes missing.

When the book she set in Egypt, written while she lived there, didn't sell, Natalie found lots of ideas about how we can make sure nothing we create is wasted. She has moved characters to another story, used settings somewhere else, given her readers snippets of deleted scenes, and more.

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